What Are Cacao Nibs?
Following the harvest, cacao beans are pulled out of the pods, fermented, and dried. Cacao nibs are simply crushed bits of the ‘meat’ from those raw cacao beans.
One tablespoon of cacao nibs contains approximately two grams of fiber.
Nibs are rich in:
They contain essential heart-healthy fats, oleic acid – a monounsaturated fat, vitamins E, B1, B2,B3,B5, and B9 plus theobromine. This makes it an excellent mood enhancer and anti-depressant.
How to Use Cacao Nibs
You can use raw or roasted cacao nibs in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory. A teaspoon or two will add pizzazz to your morning oatmeal, or pump up the flavor in a chocolate smoothie. Top your favorite sundae or parfait with nibs for a flavor and nutrition boost.
Make cacao nibs your healthy go-to snack!